WS: 7 October 1944 – Piper “The March to Berlin” [Article]



The Weekly Scotsman, 7 October, 1944

The March to Berlin

 The music of the Highland bagpipes has so often been associated with deeds that have won our far-flung Empire that, now victory is in sight, it might be considered a fitting opportunity to cheer our Forces with the music which inspired their forefathers.

A new tune has been specially composed and entitled “Field- Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery’s March to Berlin.” The Commander-in-Chief has been pleased to accept it and is looking forward to hearing it played.

The composer is Mr. John Grant, Edinburgh, author of a number of publications, and deeply interested in the cultivation and preservation of a noble art in its correct and ancient form.–Piper.

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